Marsden School is a top ranked private girls' school offering Preschool, Primary and Secondary education.

Our Karori campus is situated in the quiet suburb of Karori, and is only 10 minutes from the heart of Wellington City, the capital of New Zealand.  Whether you arrive by air, sea, road or train, it's easy to get to Wellington. It is also easy to get around Wellington. The central city is compact so everything is within walking distance and there's an accessible and affordable public transport system. Wellington is a vibrant city with a stunning harbour and breathtaking natural beauty. 

Dean of International Students

Sarah Harvey
Dean of International Students
(04) 476 8792 ext 842
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A supportive environment

Marsden welcomes international students who have some English Language skills. All students at Marsden learn in a supportive environment. Individual tutoring as well as support in academic subjects is provided.

 

Students who study at Marsden must live with a parent or legal guardian or with one of our supportive homestay families. Our Homestay Manager, Lyn Brooks, arranges and monitors accommodation.

The International Experience at Marsden (Chinese and English)

Year 12 students, Amy Cooper and Grace Yao met as exchange students in 2014 and now they are classmates. They discuss the Marsden International Experience in English and Chinese.

Dux speaks about Marsden (Chinese)

Celeste Pan, recipient of Marsden's highest academic honour in 2015 - School Dux is currently studying at Cambridge University in the UK. Before she went she recorded this video (in Chinese) about her time at Marsden. Celeste joined us in 2014 and says that "the school cares about international students". She liked that there were a lot of subjects to choose from, that classes were small and communication with teachers was easy. She made a lot of friends and very quickly improved her English, she also credits her acceptance into Cambridge to the two years she spent at Marsden.

Study in Wellington Guide

New Zealand

Kia Ora and congratulations. You've chosen to study in the most liveable place in the world, Wellington. This guide is to help International Students prepare for life in New Zealand. Wellington is a World Health Organisation safe city, people are friendly and helpful, it is compact, clean, green city with lovely beaches and lots to do.

Children and young people flourish at Marsden. They're happy, they enjoy school and they go on to do exceptionally well in life.

International Enrolments

Sonia Stinson
Enrolment Registrar
(04) 476 8707 ext 831
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Homestay Manager

Lyn Brooks
Homestay Manager
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